Valencia, which sits on Spain’s southern Orange Blossom Coast, is well known for its stunning architecture and many beaches. The city is popular due to its all year round fine weather and the fact that it provides both the hustle and bustle of city life and the option to relax in the sunshine. Despite sounding like a dream destination, Valencia can unfortunately have a dark side for some holiday makers who end up suffering from avoidable holiday illness.
Whilst many hotels in Valencia do feature good standards of safety and hygiene, there is an unfortunate few that are not adequately maintained and have therefore been the subject of holiday illness claims.
Although all holiday makers visiting Valencia are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium. Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
Whilst staying in Valencia it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
- Avoid swimming in water or pools that appear dirty and untreated.
In the event that you do get ill, Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on a package holiday to Valencia, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.